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Refugee Council blueThis September, world leaders will gather at two crucial summits aimed at finding solutions to the global refugee crisis. The first is being organised by the United Nations, the second by President Obama.

Never before have refugees been so far up the global agenda. But the time for talking is over. We need to see action, and we need to see it quickly.

This is the biggest opportunity of 2016 to show our Government, our Prime Minister and the world that Britain is ready to welcome more refugees and you can help. Continue reading “from Refugee Council”

APPG on Refugees – Refugees Welcome Inquiry

Refugee Council blueThe All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees has launched an inquiry into the experiences of newly arrived and newly recognised refugees in the UK. The inquiry will consider the experiences of refugees who have claimed asylum in the UK, as well as those of refugees who have arrived in the UK through other paths, such as resettlement. In particular, the inquiry will focus on the integration of new refugees, including success in finding employment, securing accommodation and, where appropriate, help with English language skills.

The cross-party inquiry panel is encouraging written evidence from a broad range of stakeholders, including government representatives and civil servants, local authorities, charities, researchers, and voluntary organisations working with refugees and refugees themselves. Evidence from people who have direct personal experience of the support systems for newly arrived and newly recognised refugees in the UK is particularly welcome. Continue reading “APPG on Refugees – Refugees Welcome Inquiry”